I got suckered in to making a baby quilt...and my first t-shirt quilt. Suckered isn't right...my friend Sarah asked and I said yes, mainly because I have no problem saying "no" to grown ups but I am absolutely incapable of denying an infant pretty much anything (within reason of course).
So I go over to her house and she literally hands me a bag of onesies to make a quilt out of. What did I get myself into? I have never made a t-shirt quilt, what thee proper hell am I going to do with these 30,000 onesies? Make a quilt of course! I took as many as were useable (meaning, the design wasn't a quarter inch from the seams etc), stabilized them and then cut them all as close to 7" as possible.
There were some REALLY cute ones in there. I love the T-Rex!
Since not all of them could be cut to 7", I had to make them bigger. These are the fabrics I chose to add to the too-small blocks.
Quilt top, done!
The border fabric is better than anything I could have asked for. I love it when a plan comes together!
It's off at quilting now. I showed Sarah, and she loved it! I'm really glad. After the last baby blanket I made for a friend, I stopped doing them because of how coldly it was received...I still never see it in pictures being used or anything, and so the fact that a quilt I made for their child has gone unappreciated hurt. Luckily Sarah and her husband Casey love the quilt and I know their baby will too as he gets older. Feels good to do good for a friend :-)